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Poster: jonc Date: Jul 26, 2007 1:29pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Conversion to dvd format.....?

If you don't already have MediaCoder, get it here:
http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/

Create a temporary folder for you media output, say C:\temp.

Install and launch MediaCoder. Open your AVI file.

Go to the Devices menu -> Plugins -> Disc Player. On the right is the target format.

Under Output, browse to your temp folder.

On the left side, under Type, choose "NTSC" for the US, "PAL" elsewhere.

Under Aspect Ratio, Choose 4:3 for full screen, 16:9 for wide screen.

Click Start. This can take a while, so go get a cup of coffee.

You now have a DVD-compliant MPEG2 movie. You will need to split this into smaller (1GB) .vob files. Unfourtunately, this is not supported yet in MediaCoder. I haven't used Windows in a while, but if somone else could recommend something for this task, that would be great.

You will also need to create the corresponding ifo files. IFOEdit is good for this. You can download it and find instructions at

http://www.doom9.org/index.html?/mpg/ifoedit-basic.htm

I hope this helps.

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Poster: fonsi Date: Jul 26, 2007 1:45pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Conversion to dvd format.....?

Thanks for all the input about this conversion business, but I'm seriously thinking of just spending the $40 and getting a Divx compliant DVD player and donating my old one to charity. Although it's been fun trying to convert, although without any luck. There is also another decoder that I tried ,dvdflick.net, but that conversion to mpeg would not play either. I give up ,almost anyway.

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Poster: Bravo_Ulysses Date: Aug 2, 2007 8:13am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Conversion to dvd format.....?

Very puzzling here ... I have followed the same procedures that k-otic is describing for making a DVD from a DivX file (and many others as well over the years) and have made hundreds of excellent quality DVDs (and backup disc images for each on portable archiving hard drives ... if I go to the trouble to make a disc of any type I almost always make a backup disc image during the process). I also have several different DivX compliant DVD players but much prefer the quality of the non-DivX DVD discs that Nero produces utilizing the procedure that k-otic details with a Divx file as the source. I have had a minimal amount of problems utilizing that very procedure.

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Poster: bigt1 Date: Aug 19, 2007 12:50am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Conversion to dvd format.....?

The easiest thing i've found is ConvertXtoDvd. Step 1 add file, step 2 click convert. There is a trial version.
http://www.vso-software.fr/products/convert_x_to_dvd/
and heres a guide.
http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/vso_convertxtodvd_guide.cfm
it converts/shrinks if needed/and burns or leave in a video ts folder.
It creats a simple menu so you can add many video's and have them play one at a time or one after the other. It's really one of my favorite programs.